Despite allowing four runs on six hits and a season-high five walks, starter Ted Lilly kept the Cubs in the game. Cliff Floyd launched a two-run homer in the first to help the offense heat up, and Alfonso Soriano smoked two hits, scored twice and added his 10th outfield assist.
a-Struck out for Floyd in the 7th. b-Singled for Wuertz in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Ramirez (10, Lopez), Soriano (22, Lopez), Fontenot (7, Lopez), Hill, K (2, Lopez). HR: Floyd (4, 1st inning off Lopez, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Soriano 3; Fontenot 2; Lee; Ramirez 2; Floyd 4; DeRosa; Hill, K 2; Pie; Lilly; Ward. RBI: Ramirez (42), Floyd 2 (27), Fontenot (12), DeRosa (37), Hill, K 2 (5), Pie (18). 2-out RBI: Ramirez; Floyd 2; DeRosa; Hill, K 2; Pie. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill, K 2; Soriano. GIDP: Ramirez; Hill, K. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Soriano (10, 2nd base off Lopez/Iannetta), Fontenot (2, 2nd base off Lopez/Iannetta).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Soriano (Tulowitzki at 2nd base). DP: (Ramirez-Lee).